Former Pullman Resident Who Shot And Killed PHS Student Tim Reeves In 2017 Sent To Prison After Violating His Probation

The former Pullman resident who shot and killed Pullman High School student Tim Reeves in 2017 has had his sentenced re-imposed after admitting to probation violations.

Latah County Second District Court Judge John Judge re-imposed 22-year-old Keagan Tennant’s sentence during a hearing Wednesday in Moscow.  Judge Judge sentenced Tennant to up to 30 years in prison.  He is eligible for parole after 5 years.

Tennant pleaded guilty in 2018 to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, concealing evidence and principal to robbery.  He shot and killed Reeves while the teenagers were engaged in gunplay during a camping trip near Troy.  Tennant and then 17-year-old Matthew McKetta hid the body and fled to North Central Washington after stealing a vehicle at gunpoint in Moscow.

The case was initially handled by former Latah County Second District Court Judge John Stegner who is now a Justice on the Idaho State Supreme Court.  Judge Stegner sentenced Tennant in 2018 when he was 17 years old.  The blended sentence included 20 years probation and a possible 30-year prison term.

Tennant began his sentence by spending about a year in a juvenile detention facility.  He was then placed in a halfway house by Judge Judge in 2019.  That move was requested by Tennant at the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections over objections from Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson.

Tennant violated his probation when he was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He moved from his Boise residence without telling his probation officer, quit working and stopped paying his court fines.  Boise Police arrested Tennant on a warrant in November and found him with the gun and marijuana.